Rather than write separate emails to all, I am writing my reflections partial and incomplete at this point here, and will be directing them to it. You also, dear Reader, will thus also have the benefit thereof.
The world's largest religion. However, he probably never said it. Many people regard "Christianity" and their own denomination's name to be synonyms. That is, their faith group is viewed as teaching the only truly legitimate Christian faith. Their group, alone, has the "fullness of truth" while all other groups are in error to some degree.
In contrast, others view "Christianity" as including the full range of faith groups from the most conservative fundamentalist to the most progressive Christian denominations.
One of the problems with Christianity, and with all other world religions, is that they are fragmented. For example, Christianity includes tens of thousands of individual denominations and faith groups.
A main reason for this is that the prime source of Christian beliefs, passages in the Bible, seem to be ambiguous.
Sincere, thoughtful, intelligent believers have interpreted its passages very differently. A good example of this ambiguity are the meanings assigned to the six "clobber passages" in the Bible. These are passages in the Hebrew Scriptures a.
Old Testament and the Christian Scriptures a. New Testament that are often interpreted as discussing same-gender sexual behavior.
Some Christians view these passages as condemning all such behavior, while other interpret the same passages as accepting it on a par with opposite-sex sexual behavior. On this web site, we use the following definition: Jesus Christ's teachings as they interpret them to be.
Christians in the U. We are not in any way implying that Christianity is superior or inferior to other religions. It is simply much more popular in this web site's primary catchment area -- the countries where most of its visitors live. Sponsored link Why this web site is VERY different from almost all other religious web sites: There are probably tens of millions of religious web sites among over a billion URLs on the Internet.
A Google search for "God" returned almost 1. A search for "Christianity" returned almost 1. Most religious web sites describe and promote only a single denomination, tradition, or faith group within a single religion. It is typically the faith group of the Webmaster or of the agency that sponsors the web site.
This web site differs from almost all other religious web sites in both its goals and content: Its main goal is to promote religious tolerance, coexistence, cooperation, dialogue, and understanding. We promote people's freedom to hold whatever religious beliefs that they wish, along with their freedom of religious assembly and proselytizing.
We condemn actions that discriminate against and harm other people and thereby violate the Golden Rule -- including actions based on religious beliefs. We try to maintain the web site's content up to date, accurate, and objective.A Christian perspective on Islam.
more beautiful than the most fascinating view, stronger than all atomic and hydrogen bombs together, and greater than anything we know. Allah is the unique, and inexplicable one — the remote, vast and unknown God.
Allah in the Light of the Christian Faith. Islam has recovered much ground and . Recently there has been keen interest in Islam from the non-Muslim world as well as a push for improved Muslim-Christian relations.
This timely book makes an important contribution on both of these fronts by telling the story of Islam in Southeast Asia -- a region of the .
Get this from a library! A Christian view of Islam: essays on dialogue. [Thomas F Michel; Irfan A Omar] -- A collection of essays on Christian-Muslim relations by one of the world's leading experts.
"The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions." "The Church therefore, exhorts her sons, that through dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions they recognize, preserve, and promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the socio-cultural values found among these men." "The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems.
A Muslim View Of Christianity: Essays on Dialogue (Faith Meets Faith Series) [Mahmoud Ayoub, Irfan A.